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Ganoderma lucidum(Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment

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<i>Ganoderma lucidum</i>(Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, June 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007731.pub2
Pubmed ID

Jin, Xingzhong, Ruiz Beguerie, Julieta, Sze, Daniel Man-yeun, Chan, Godfrey CF


Ganoderma lucidum is a natural medicine that is widely used and recommended by Asian physicians and naturopaths for its supporting effects on immune system. Laboratory research and a handful of preclinical trials have suggested that G. lucidum carries promising anticancer and immunomodulatory properties. The popularity of taking G. lucidum as an alternative medicine has been increasing in cancer patients. However, there is no systematic review that has been conducted to evaluate the actual benefits of G. lucidum in cancer treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 141 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 39 27%
Student > Bachelor 24 17%
Researcher 15 10%
Other 9 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 6%
Other 22 15%
Unknown 26 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 7%
Psychology 6 4%
Other 18 13%
Unknown 24 17%